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Everyone is Overqualified


Robby

I don’t even need to look it up to tell you with confidence that pretty much nobody thinks they are overpaid for their job. If you were to survey people, most would say they should be paid more or they are paid enough, and only a tiny handful would disagree.

Obviously.

Okay, fine, I did check it out. According to the Gallup organization:

When asked to say in all honesty how they personally feel about their pay, 51% of Americans feel they are underpaid for the work they do, 46% feel they are paid about the right amount, and 3% feel they are overpaid.

No big surprise there. But despite our apparent confidence, the Harvard Business Review claims that we don’t know what we’re talking about:

people are often wrong about how much they’re paid compared to the going market rate. Perceptions about pay don’t always reflect reality, even if employers are paying the same — or more — than similar companies. In fact, a whopping two-thirds of people who are being paid the market rate believe they’re actually underpaid, representing a huge discrepancy.

This article isn’t about being underpaid or overpaid, but about being overqualified. And in my view, everyone is overqualified for their job. Because: everyone is under-qualified too.

Let me explain.

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Pay is a number. It’s a single amount that we measure by the year (or the hour). If we feel we’re worth more, we have a bigger number in mind—or we’d at least like the number to be bigger.

But being qualified for a job is not the same. A job might have hundreds or thousands of individual responsibilities and challenges. And for each one, you might feel like you’ve got it under control or that you’re totally lost.

So, everyone’s overqualified for their job. And under-qualified too. Something to consider next time you’re fretting about yours.

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About the Blogger: Robby Slaughter is a productivity speaker and expert. He is a principal with a AccelaWork, an Indianapolis consulting firm.

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